The Altoona Mirror Mehnoen-usTue, 26 Jul 2016 04:24:51 EDTTue, 26 Jul 2016 04:24:51 EDT sports shines with kids reactions - It was a one in a million shot that paid huge dividends. Root Sports' compulsion to show crowd shots during Pirates broadcasts finally resulted in something worthwhile.Sun, 24 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTGetting Bell work in OF a good move - Some more thoughts on the Pirates: n Josh Bell is going to play some outfield? Good. That could be a quicker ticket to the major leagues for him. It makes sense to get him some work there so his versatility increases.Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTWhat can you do with Niese, Kang? - Some quick takes on the Pirates: n General manager Neal Huntington is usually ultra-guarded in his public comments, but he had no problem expressing his buyers remorse on Jon Niese.Sun, 17 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTPirates in dire need of pitching - It's the All-Star break, but there's no time off for Neal Huntington. The Pirates' general manager is looking for ways to improve a team that is in the wild card race and has an outside shot to climb back in the division race.Wed, 13 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTMehno: Niese on borrowed time with Bucs - Barely halfway through the season, and it would appear the Pirates have had their fill of Jon Niese. Multiple reports suggest the Pirates are actively entertaining offers for Nies.Sun, 10 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDT